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Alumni/ae News Online February 2014

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John Sloop '73, '83 (DMIN) has retired from First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA.    



Robert Carroll '81 has written a book entitled Streams of Influence: the Good, the Bad and the Painful.

Paul Irwin '84 is pastor of Twin Tiers Church, (EPC) Big Flats, NY.

Bud Brainerd '89 is pastor of Crozet Village Church, Crozet, VA.

Bill Connolly '89 is stated supply and moderator of the session for Bethel Presbyterian Church, Olive Branch, MS and First Presbyterian Church, Bahalia, MS.



Will Howie '90 has retired as executive director, Living Waters for the World, Water Valley, MS.

James Horn '93 (DMIN) has retired as interim pastor, Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, NJ.

Beth Yarborough '99, '13 (DMIN) is chaplain at The Oaks Retirement Center, Orangeburg, SC and also adjunct professor at Claflin University in Orangeburg.



Don Brown '01 is pastor of Salem United Church of Christ, Bath, PA.

Christy Gurley '01 married Patrick Callahan December 28th in the upstate of South Carolina where her family lives. Christy continues as Director of Family Ministries at St. Thomas Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX and they reside in Katy, TX.

Thomas Daniel '03, '11(DMIN) is pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX.

Clay Rascoe '03 is pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, VA.

Michael York '06, wife Erin and big sister Vera celebrated the birth of Hattie Elizabeth York on November 3, 2013.

Jeremy Wilhelmi '07 and wife Whitleigh have a new baby boy, Jasper Scot, born December 9, 2013.

Tommy Carrico '09 is teaching comparative religious ethics at The American University of Paris. He is in his third year of doctoral studies at Florida State University.

Brian Coulter '09 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Aiken, SC.

Jessi Higginbotham '09 is associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Boca Raton, FL.

Emily Proctor '09 is director of young adults and global outreach at Riverside Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, FL.

Paul Sherwood '09 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Athens, TX.  



Tara Bulger '11 is pastor of Friendship Presbyterian Church, Athens, GA.

Elizabeth Meador '11 was ordained and installed as pastor February 23, 2014 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Independence, MO.

Nick Setzer '11 will be ordained March 9, 2014 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Roswell, GA where he is director of youth and young adult ministries.

Cassie Todd '11 is associate pastor at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, Punta Gorda, FL.

Damon Williams '12 is pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA.

Coenraad Brand '13 is director of missions / assistant pastor of Advent Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN.

Sharon Gregory '13 was ordained February 23, 2014 at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Stone Mountain, GA. She is chaplain at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Mike McCracken '13 and wife Jennifer are proud parents of a baby boy, Clarence Marion, born January 20, 2014.  


In Memoriam

Fred Lupton II  '59                                             December 30, 2013